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Teresa is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, Midwest transplant. She’s a writer, editor, theater director, and creative collaborator. Teresa sees all of her work—across genres and disciplines—as an opportunity to help people say what they mean.

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  1. Thanks for highlighting the difference! It has significantly improved my perspective as i navigate this new chapter in my life.

  2. “And when you can just be, you can rest . . .” Hallelujah, sis! I couldn’t agree more with all your shared. Thank you for this reminder that resonates. The more seasoned (not *older*) I grow, the more I value real rest for wellness and peace of mind, as much as I value time with those I love.

  3. I agree with your distinction, Teresa–I’ve just used different terminology at times. It’s so important to take the time to step away and be really intentional about making space for the question: “to do or not to do”–and as I’ve gotten more seasoned myself, the to do’s have lessened and the not to do’s have increased. Simply being and not planning a whole agenda of stuff that, to your point, can be really fun and engaging, but leaves you feeling exhausted and depleted at the end, is not my idea of a true vacation. So, I’m exploring more and more how to get that balance right. Thank you for sharing this insight and wisdom. Hope you have some really good vacation time coming up soon!

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